hardwood floor transition to tile
Let the wood that's on the floor recover from the winter. Wood floors in colder climates often gap when the heat is on and the air is dryer. The gaps tend to close up when the heat is off.
Don't butt the wood up to the schluter metal. Wood floors need an expansion gap of at least 1/4". Get a t-moulding for the wood and make sure there is enough gap so that after the t-moulding is set in the gap that the wood has a 1/4" gap between the leg of the t- and the flooring.
Edited to add... if your tile is higher than the wood, get a reducer instead and flip it around to reduce from the tile to the wood. You'll still need a gap.
Last edited by Mudd; 03-14-2009 at 07:35 PM.